My Favorite and Most Impactful Reads of 2020 (IM 838)

  This post will share my favorite and most impactful reads of 2020: Book that inspired my journey… (January 2020) Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t by Jim Collins one of the best business books I ever read. His theory of “who” is more important that “what” has been…

The driving force of Capitalism (IM 834)

A 300-year history of an idea: “Greed is Good”, has been considered as the DNA of Capitalism. In 18th century, Adam Smith, father of Economics, described Capitalism as an economic system based on self-interest. It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from…

Nature’s job (IM 831)

Marcus Aurelius, in his book “Meditations” said that the nature’s job is to shift things elsewhere, transform them, pick them up and move them here and there. It’s job is to make constant change. There is nothing new happening here. Everything is related and familiar. The good of one people is bad for another and…

A moral character (IM 822)

It is so important to understand our moral character and acknowledge that it has its epitome. The ancients Roman philosophy calls this epitome as perfection of moral character. Marcus Aurelius said that the perfection of moral character is to live everyday as the last day, without frenzy or sloth or pretense. He said that if…

Resolutions don’t work… (IM 821)

Habits and systems do… Most of us are stuck on short-term urgency that we forget about out long-term system. Work is the series of urgencies; these urgencies make up to the long-term system. Most of us are focused on these urgencies not realizing that they’re piling up to determine the long-term system. Things appear to…

Track Cards: A new policy (IM 811)

It’s a new way to evaluate and track individual’s performance and character. An organization is a made of people and their culture and character. It’s a new policy we’ve implemented in I-mind group (check out here about I-mind story) The goal of the “Track card” is to understand where each of us are standing and…

“shiny” objects (IM 809)

One of the biggest traps we encounter in our life is getting distracted by some “shiny” objects in our way towards greatness. These “shiny” objects can be materialistic objects or a person or any short-terms moments. We face a situation where these things come up in our way from nowhere and seem to be really…

Building and evolving (IM 808)

Ray Dalio in his book “Principles” postulates five ways to build and evolve any organization. He uses a word machine to represent any organization. In his word machine is the combination of both ‘people’ and ‘design’. The five ways he experimented during his journey in Bridgewater to build and evolve this machine were: Identifying our…

The two companies (IM 804)

At enlightened companies, the leaders questions, “How do we make things better for our customers?” But in the companies that act to seem like them, the question is,” How do me make things better for us?” That’s the difference between the true visionary companies and the companies that act like that. And it changes everything…

Wishful thinking – A trap to come out of (IM 795)

“If wishes were horses, beggars would ride it.”                           -Unknown Every single person is born genius; they dream big. Dreaming without any hard-work is just a wish and wishes only gives us the illusion of success without never perceiving and achieving it. If…